In the Stars September 30 – October 7, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

This week’s big event is Pluto turning direct in motion on Sunday, September 30, after a five-month retrograde spin. It will remain direct until April 23, 2019. We can now move forward with change and transformation. A woman sitting next to me on the airplane when I was returning from Kansas City this morning, September 30, asked what I was working on when I was writing this blog. When I told her I was an astrologer she told me that her mother is married to the nephew of Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930.  I told her that was a synchronicity of the day with the powerful Pluto energy of the planet turning direct in motion. With Pluto moving direct, Venus turning retrograde October 5, and Venus moving toward its star point on October 25, sexual and relational secrets and indiscretions may continue to be revealed on the world stage

Venus turns retrograde on Friday, October 5 for a six-week backward spin. Venus symbolizes love and money, offering an opportunity to focus more deeply on our values regarding love and money, to clear interpersonal debris and misunderstandings, and to set intentions concerning finances and relationships. Venus is in Libra for the next four months from a sidereal perspective. Venus in Libra is in its dignity, or in its own sign, and it can bring harmony, happiness, and good fortune with relationships and finances.

There is a great deal of void Moon time again this week occurring most of the day Sunday the 30th Wednesday, Friday evening, and Sunday the 7th, so plan accordingly. While I’ve been writing this blog at a café against the backdrop of the void Moon, three orders have been mixed up, illustrating the difficulty of definition and clarity when the Moon is void. During these times when the Moon is void of course attend to routine, inconsequential tasks, and don’t waste your time on meetings or situations calling for connections and decisions.

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Sunday’s big event is Pluto turning direct in motion after five months in retrograde motion, since April 23. When a planet stations to turn direction its energy is amplified. In Pluto’s case this energy is powerful change and transformation. Sunday is the last day of the month, aligned with this big planetary shift in motion. Pluto goes direct at 18:45 Capricorn, and will march forward until April 23, 2019 when it will next retrograde at 23:09 Capricorn. The Moon is void of course all day Sunday from 8:38 a.m. through Monday morning. Stay focused on routine tasks.

The work week starts slowly on Monday, with a void of course Moon in mutable Gemini until 11:00 a.m. PDT. Then the Moon moves into action-oriented water sign Cancer tropically. In its ruling sign, the Cancer Moon normally likes to cozy into comfort. However, Saturn opposes the Moon, and is demanding and emotionally restrictive. The afternoon and evening may be challenging. Meet the difficult energy with hard work, and attend to responsibility.

Tuesday is likely to be an emotionally volatile day, though it is mixed with benefic and challenging aspects. The morning holds the benefic aspects, so may be smoother, while the afternoon and evening hold the challenging aspects. A Mercury-Pluto square encourages us to have honest conversations, and to get to the bottom of issues.

The Moon is void of course for much of Wednesday until 2:12 p.m. when it moves into enthusiastic Leo. During this void period attend to routine tasks, and avoid significant meetings or activities requiring decisions. The evening is playfui and creative; the Moon-Uranus square may take off course, and bring something surprising.

Thursday’s Moon in Leo highlights creative, pleasurable activities. Make it a fun day and get some Sun.

Friday’s feature news is Venus turning retrograde at 10:50 Scorpio until November 16 when it turns direct at 25:15 Libra. This period gives us a window of attention to review and re-think relationships and finances. Friday the Leo Moon is void of course all day until 4:19 p.m. PDT, so again give this day to routine, insignificant tasks, and avoid meetings and things requiring decisions. In the evening the Virgo Moon forms a grand earth trine with Saturn and Uranus. To make up for lost time this week during the Moon’s long void of course periods, and to make the most of the efficient, industrious Virgo Moon, you may want to make Friday evening a productive work evening, rather than relaxing at the end of the work week.

Saturday is a productive day for putting your life in order under the light of the Virgo Moon. However, The Moon’s benefic sextile to Venus and opposition to Venus call for some inspiration while you work. Play an inspiring playlist, and dance your way through your tasks.

Again Sunday the Virgo Moon is void of course all day, making it a perfect day to attend to the myriad tasks that need to be done. At 6:10 p.m. PDT the Moon enters Libra tropically. The Moon is dark, calling us to withdraw from the world to focus on finishing things. After a productive weekend, relax with your beloved or a close companion and enjoy an elegant dinner.

Employ the Moon-Mars trine Monday morning for an energetic start to the weekend. Start the day with yoga or other exercise. The Moon conjoins the Sun Monday evening to form a New Moon at 15:48 Libra. Since Libra is concerned with partnerships and marriage, and Venus has just turned retrograde, the cosmic energy calls for intentions to improve relationships and expressing more love, especially in close partnerships.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Pluto stations turning direct. Powerful day, but Moon is VoC all day, so stay focused on routine tasks.

Monday: Slow start with the Moon VoC until 11:00 a.m. PDT. The rest of the day is demanding and challenging, and holds us to our responsibilities.

Tuesday: Emotionally volatile day, more so in the afternoon. Engage in honest conversations.

Wednesday: Attend to routine tasks while the Moon is VoC until 2:12 p.m. PDT. Open to a playful, surprising evening.

Thursday: Create a day of fun and pleasure—and get some sunshine.

Friday: Venus turns retrograde until November 16. Moon VoC all day until 4:19 p.m. PDT. Make is a productive work evening doing something you love to do.

Saturday: Put your life in order, and whistle  while you work.

Sunday: Virgo Moon VoC all day until 6:10 p.m. Tackle the tasks on your list. Enjoy a elegant dinner with close companions.

Monday: Make an energetic start to the work week. New Moon in Libra. Set intentions to improve relationships.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, September 30 at 8:38 a.m. through Monday, October 1 at 11:00 a/m/ (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, October 3: 1:33 a.m. – 2:12 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Friday, October 5: 4:34 a.m. – 4:19 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, October 7: 7:03 a.m. – 6:10 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, October 9: 1:50 a.m. – 9:09 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, October 11 at 4:12 p.m. through Friday, October 12 at 2:53 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, October 13 at 5:58 p.m. through Sunday, October 14 at 12:17 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, October 16 at 2:49 p.m. through Wednesday, October 17 at 0:36 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, October 19: 5:27 a.m.-1:20 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday. October 21: 4:47 p.m.-11:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, October 23 at 11:18 a.m. through Wednesday, October 24 at 7:33 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, October 26: 7:49 a.m. – 12:41 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, October 27 at 9:37 p.m. through Sunday, October 28 at 4:27 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, October 30: 7:31 – 7:42 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, November 1: 9:31 – 10:48 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, November 4: 0:26 – 1:01 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, September 30 at 16:38 through Monday, October 1 at 19:00 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, October 3: 9:33 – 22:12 (Moon into Leo)

Friday, October 5 at 12:34 through Saturday, October 6 at 0:19 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, October 7 at 15:03 through 2:10 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, October 9 at 9:50 through Wednesday, October 10 at 5:09 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, October 12: 0:12 – 18:53 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, October 14: 1:58 – 20:17 (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, October 16 at 22:49 through Wednesday, October 17 at 8:36 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, October 19: 13:27 – 21:20 (Moon into Pisces)

Monday. October 22: 0:47 – 7:58 (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, October 23 at 19:18 through Wednesday, October 24 at 15:33 (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, October 26: 15:49 – 20:41 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, October 28 at 5:37 through Monday October 29 at 0:27 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, October 30: 3:31 – 3:42 (Moon into Leo)

Friday, November 1: 5:31 – 18:48 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, November 4: 8:26 – 9:01 (Moon into Libra)

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In the Stars September 23-30, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

The Autumn Equinox on Saturday, September 22 ushered in the Sun in Libra tropically. The Libra Sun symbolizes relationships, balance, harmony, art, and beauty.

There is a great deal of void Moon time this week occurring all day Monday, Wednesday, Sunday, and Friday evening, so plan accordingly. During these times when the Moon is void of course attend to routine, inconsequential tasks, and don’t waste your time on meetings or situations calling for connections and decisions.

This week’s big event is Pluto turning direct in motion on Sunday, September 30, after a five-month retrograde spin. It will remain direct until April 23, 2019. We can now move forward with change and transformation. With Pluto moving direct it will be interesting to watch big stories such as the sexual misconduct hearings of the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

From a Vedic/sidereal perspective Venus is in its ruling sign of Libra from September 1 through early January due to its retrograde motion. Venus in Libra brings harmony, happiness, and good fortune with relationships and finances. The next four months are blessed by this dignified Venus.

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Sunday morning may be somber, yet inspired with a Mercury-Saturn square and the sweet and sensitive Pisces Moon conjunct visionary Neptune. The evening is stoked with benefic aspects (Moon sextile Pluto, Mercury trine Mars, and Moon trine Jupiter). With these positive aspects as the backdrop, we can reach for the stars and touch the divine. Write poetry from your expanded heart.

Monday the Moon is void of course all day until 4:04 p.m. PDT, so lower your expectations for getting the week off to a strong and definitive start on Monday. At 4:04 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into Aries, and then things begin to pick up. A few hours later at 7:04 p.m. the Moon perfects with the Sun into a Full Moon. The Full Moon is bright and strong, and combines into a tight T-square (Moon is conjunct Chiron; Sun is conjunct Mercury and Ceres, and Saturn and Vesta square both luminary combinations), in cardinal, action-oriented signs. Tensions can be fought off with well-considered words, and by honoring rules and protocols.

Tuesday and Wednesday the Moon moves through Aries, spurring us on in spontaneous, adventurous endeavors. The main cosmic event of the day on Tuesday is Sun square Saturn, calling us to duty and responsibility. Wednesday the Moon is void of course all day until just after midnight. After an early morning Moon-Pluto square there are no other aspects; thus, it is a quiet day on the cosmic front. This is not a day for meetings or definitive actions. Stick to routine, insignificant tasks, but in the light of the Saturn-Sun square, a lot could still be accomplished.

Just after midnight early Thursday morning the Moon moves into its exaltation in earth sign Taurus, where it functions at its best. The Moon joins Uranus in the early hours of the morning; we may be so excited that we can’t sleep. The usually peaceful, easy going Taurus Moon opposes Venus and squares Mars, though in contrast it makes a benefic trine to Saturn. The aspects are jagged and challenging. The Sun makes a benefic trine to Mars, generating a lot of energy for action, yet we have to contend with the challenging aspects to the Moon. The day’s mixed aspects encourage us to lean into our work, and get a lot accomplished. However, we will need to navigate complications and obstacles to progress. A Mercury-Ceres conjunction gives energy for kind words and diplomacy, a gift that graces the day no matter what else is happening.

The work week ends with an empowering tone. The Taurus Moon makes a benefic trine to powerful Pluto, ever more powerful as it is slow in motion, preparing to turn direct on Sunday. Lean into your work, and you can get a lot accomplished. Emotions are amplified by an opposition from Jupiter, exact at 3:36 p.m. when the Moon goes void of course. Wind up your work then, and settle into a relaxing evening. Dinner out at a lovely restaurant with excellent food and copasetic company would please the Taurus Moon.

The Moon jumps into curious Gemini early Saturday morning, and forms a benefic grand trine with the Sun and Mars. The planetary alignments support short excursions to explore something new. We will want to connect and converse, especially with siblings and relatives.

Sunday’s big event is Pluto turning direct in motion after five months in retrograde motion, since April 23. When a planet stations to turn direction its energy is amplified. In Pluto’s case this energy is powerful change and transformation. Sunday is the last day of the month, aligned with this big planetary shift in motion. Pluto goes direct at 18:45 Capricorn, and will march forward until April 23, 2019 when it will next retrograde at 23:09 Capricorn. The Moon is void of course all day Sunday from 8:38 a.m. through Monday morning. Stay focused on routine tasks.

The work week starts slowly on Monday, with a void of course Moon in mutable Gemini until 11:00 a.m. PDT. Then the Moon moves into action-oriented water sign Cancer tropically. In its ruling sign, the Cancer Moon normally likes to cozy into comfort. However, Saturn opposes the Moon, and is demanding and emotionally restrictive. The afternoon and evening may be challenging. Meet the difficult energy with hard work, and attend to responsibility.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Somber, yet inspired morning. Reach for the stars, and touch the divine.

Monday: Full Moon! Moon VoC all day until 4: 04 p.m. PDT. Consider your words, and honor protocol.

Tuesday: Be spontaneous and adventurous, but heed responsibilities and duties.

Wednesday: Moon Voc all day. Focus on routine tasks, and avoid meetings and anything requiring significant decisions.

Thursday: Lean into your work, but be prepared to deal with obstacles and complications.

Friday: Powerful day to get a lot accomplished. After 3:36 p.m. PDT wind down, and enjoy a sensual evening with good company.

Saturday: Give in to your curiosity, and take a short trip to a new place.

Sunday: Pluto stations turning direct. Powerful day, but Moon is VoC all day, so stay focused on routine tasks.

Monday: Slow start with the Moon VoC until 11:00 a.m. PDT. The rest of the day is demanding and challenging, and holds us to our responsibilities.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, September 23 at 10:26 p.m. through Monday, September 14 at 4:04 p.m.

Wednesday, September 26 at 3:26 a.m. through Thursday, September 27 at 0:16 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, September 28 at 3:36 p.m. through Saturday, September 29 at 6;26 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 30 at 8:38 a.m. through Monday, October 1 at 11:00 a/m/ (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, October 3: 1:33 a.m. – 2:12 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Friday, October 5: 4:34 a.m. – 4:19 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, October 7: 7:03 a.m. – 6:10 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, October 9: 1:50 a.m. – 9:09 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, October 11 at 4:12 p.m. through Friday, October 12 at 2:53 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, October 13 at 5:58 p.m. through Sunday, October 14 at 12:17 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, October 16 at 2:49 p.m. through Wednesday, October 17 at 0:36 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, October 19: 5:27 a.m.-1:20 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday. October 21: 4:47 p.m.-11:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, October 23 at 11:18 a.m. through Wednesday, October 24 at 7:33 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, October 26: 7:49 a.m. – 12:41 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, October 27 at 9:37 p.m. through Sunday, October 28 at 4:27 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, September 24 at 6:26 through Tuesday, September 25 at 0:04 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, September 26 at 11:26 through Thursday, September 27 at 8:16 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, September 28 at 23:36 through Saturday, September 29 at 14:26 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 30 at 16:38 through Monday, October 1 at 19:00 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, October 3: 9:33 – 22:12 (Moon into Leo)

Friday, October 5 at 12:34 through Saturday, October 6 at 0:19 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, October 7 at 15:03 through 2:10 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, October 9 at 9:50 through Wednesday, October 10 at 5:09 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, October 12: 0:12 – 18:53 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, October 14: 1:58 – 20:17 (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, October 16 at 22:49 through Wednesday, October 17 at 8:36 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, October 19: 13:27 – 21:20 (Moon into Pisces)

Monday. October 22: 0:47 – 7:58 (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, October 23 at 19:18 through Wednesday, October 24 at 15:33 (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, October 26: 15:49 – 20:41 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, October 28 at 5:37 through Monday October 29 at 0:27 (Moon into Cancer)

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In the Stars September 16-23, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

The Sun shines in Virgo tropically for one more week. From a sidereal/Vedic perspective the Sun continues in Virgo until October 17. During this time you can access Virgo’s grounded earth energy to get your life in order, clean house, and revitalize your exercise regime and clean up your diet. Virgo likes to keep the body, mind, and spirit lean, clean, and efficient. Saturn and Vesta are conjunct in Capricorn. Vesta is the goddess of the hearth; she symbolizes the person who dutifully takes care of the home and practical matters. Saturn and Vesta together in Saturn’s hardworking ruling sign of Capricorn symbolize strong energy for duty, responsibility, and getting things done. We can effectively move forward with our work projects and meet our demands.

Thank goodness for the practical energy of the Sun, Mercury, Saturn, Vesta, Pluto, and Uranus in earth signs to keep us grounded, as the week ahead is another volatile one. Venus is still opposite Uranus and square the Moon’s nodes, though it is moving on, and lessening the intensity. However, Mars is conjunct the south Node exactly this week, and Mars and Uranus make their third and final square, and Venus is still in the mix. Again, as last week, this combination is dynamic, testy, shaky, and dangerous, so move through your week carefully, and with attention and caution. Slow down, think twice, and do not take risks. This volatile energy, however,  can moves things forward, and can also be creative.

This week holds the last influence of the Jupiter-Neptune trine, as Jupiter is pulling ahead and dissipating the energy of the aspect. Still, you can catch a last bit of its uplifting, visionary energy. The profound, grounded earth Saturn-Uranus trine (Uranus in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn) still holds, keeping us tethered to commitments and solving problems creatively. An arc of sextiles still exists: Neptune in Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn, Jupiter in Scorpio, and Mercury in Virgo, giving opportunities. Take advantage of this plethora of positive energy!

Wednesday and Friday the Moon is void of course most of the day, so plan accordingly. During these times attend to routine, inconsequential tasks, and avoid meetings or situations calling for connections and decisions.

From a Vedic/sidereal perspective Venus is in its ruling sign of Libra from September 1 through early January, due to its retrograde motion. Venus in Libra Venus brings harmony, happiness, and good fortune with relationships and finances. The next four months are blessed by this dignified Venus.

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We are full of expansive ideas on this sunny Sunday. Make the most of this buoyant day. Expand your mind by reading something new that carries your into another world, geographically, or philosophically. Get prepared for the week ahead in the afternoon, as the Moon goes void of course at 4:15 p.m. PDT, and it will be more difficult to make definitive decisions after this time. Relax in the evening and do something fun. Board games with the family? The energy shifts on Monday, and the week ahead will be demanding.

Step into a strong work day on Monday, with the Moon conjunct Saturn in hard-working, driven earth sign Capricorn. The Moon-Saturn conjunction makes a benefic trine to Uranus. We could expect something surprising, electric, and unique in our work. In the evening the Moon forms a benefic trine to Pallas Athena, highlighting independence and the arts.

Earthshaking may describe Tuesday, which holds the third and final exact volatile Mars-Uranus square. In addition, the Moon conjuncts Pluto, heightening the intensity. Lunar sextiles to Neptune and Jupiter will help ease the tension. This is a day for hard work and stepping into your power. However, be cautious and don’t take risks. The Mars-Uranus square can be super creative, as well as destructive. Put your energies into fresh, energetic expressions.

The Moon is void of course most of Wednesday (10:10 a.m.-4:52 p.m. PDT), so turn your attention to inconsequential tasks, and avoid meetings, shopping, or matters requiring decisions. Aftershocks of yesterday’s earthshaking intensity are sparked by the Moon’s conjunction with Mars, which is square to Uranus. At 4:52 p.m. PDT the Moon enters Aquarius tropically where it resides through Friday evening. We are drawn to attend to our diverse friends and groups on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Again on Friday the Moon is void of course almost all day from 10:13 a.m. through Saturday at 5:27 a.m. PDT. Mercury moves into air sign Libra tropically; however remains in Virgo from a sidereal perspective, where it is in its dignity, or especially high functioning, Mar is exactly conjunct the South Node, an explosive combination. Take it easy, and keep things simple.

Saturday is the Autumnal Equinox, when the Sun enters the sign of Libra tropically. Day and night are in equal balance. A Pisces Moon makes a benefic sextile to Saturn and Uranus. The Moon trines Venus. Although we are still in the throes of the volatility of the Mars/South Node conjunction that is square to Uranus, these blessed sextiles and trines soften the day, and may bring some grace and ease to any tension. Chiron in Aires opposes the early Libra Sun, bringing a focus to heal our wounds and relationships.

Sunday morning may be somber, yet inspired with a Mercury-Saturn square and the sweet and sensitive Pisces Moon conjunct visionary Neptune. The evening is stoked with benefic aspects (Moon sextile Pluto, Mercury trine Mars, and Moon trine Jupiter). With these positive aspects as the backdrop, we can reach for the stars and touch the divine. Write poetry from your expanded heart.

Monday the Moon is void of course all day until 4:04 p.m. PDT, so lower your expectations for getting the week off to a strong and definitive start until the Moon moves into Aries then at 4:04 p.m. PDT. A few hours later at 7:04 p.m. the Moon perfects with the Sun into a Full Moon. The Full Moon is bright and strong, and combines into a tight T-square (Moon is conjunct Chiron; Sun is conjunct Mercury and Ceres, and Saturn and Vesta square both luminary combinations), in cardinal, action-oriented signs. Tensions can be fought off with well-considered words, and by honoring rules and protocols.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Buoyant day for expanding your mind.

Monday: Demanding work day, with an element of surprise.

Tuesday: Earthshaking, intense day. Step into your power and work hard.

Wednesday: Moon VoC 10:20 a.m. – 4:52 p.m. Another volatile, intense day.

Thursday: Spend time with a group of friends.

Friday: Moon VoC 10:13 a.m. through Saturday at 5:27 a.m. PDT. Another volatile, intense day. Keep things simple and go carefully.

Saturday: Autumnal Equinox. Another, intense, volatile day. Keep things simple and invoke grace and ease.

Sunday: Somber, yet inspired morning. Reach for the stars, and touch the divine.

Monday: Full Moon! Moon VoC all day until 4: 04 p.m. PDT. Consider your words, and honor protocol.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, September 16 at 4:15 p.m. through Monday, September 17 at 4:07 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, September 26 at 3:26 a.m. through Thursday, September 27 at 0:16 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, September 28 at 3:36 p.m. through Saturday, September 29 at 6;26 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 30 at 8:38 a.m. through Monday, October 1 at 11:00 a/m/ (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, October 3: 1:33 a.m. – 2:12 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Friday, October 5: 4:34 a.m. – 4:19 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, October 7: 7:03 a.m. – 6:10 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, October 9: 1:50 a.m. – 9:09 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, October 11 at 4:12 p.m. through Friday, October 12 at 2:53 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, October 13 at 5:58 p.m. through Sunday, October 14 at 12:17 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, October 16 at 2:49 p.m. through Wednesday, October 17 at 0:36 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, October 19: 5:27 a.m.-1:20 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday. October 21: 4:47 p.m.-11:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, September 17: 0:15 – 12:07 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, September 26 at 11:26 through Thursday, September 27 at 8:16 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, September 28 at 23:36 through Saturday, September 29 at 14:26 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 30 at 16:38 through Monday, October 1 at 19:00 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, October 3: 9:33 – 22:12 (Moon into Leo)

Friday, October 5 at 12:34 through Saturday, October 6 at 0:19 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, October 7 at 15:03 through 2:10 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, October 9 at 9:50 through Wednesday, October 10 at 5:09 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, October 12: 0:12 – 18:53 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, October 14: 1:58 – 20:17 (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, October 16 at 22:49 through Wednesday, October 17 at 8:36 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, October 19: 13:27 – 21:20 (Moon into Pisces)

Monday. October 22: 0:47 – 7:58 (Moon into Aries)

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In the Stars September 9-16, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon in Virgo

Saturn moved into direct motion last Thursday. With the Sun in Virgo, forming a New Moon in Virgo on Sunday, September 9, and Saturn direct, it is time to get to work. Clean house, revitalize your exercise regime and clean up your diet. Virgo likes to keep the body, mind, and spirit lean, clean, and efficient. We can effectively move forward with our work projects and demands.

Thank goodness for this practical energy in Virgo and Capricorn to keep us grounded this week, as it is a volatile week. Venus is opposite Uranus and square the Moon’s nodes. Mars is conjunct the south Node, and squares Venus and Uranus. This combination is dynamic, testy, shaky, and dangerous, so move through your week carefully, and with attention and caution. Slow down, think twice, and do not take risks. This volatile energy can also be creative. Stir up some new forms of fun, and do things differently. Relationships may be tested; new ones may emerge suddenly and surprisingly.

Again this week the two beneficial trine aspects that have been noted the last two weeks are still with us, coloring our world with good energy and possibilities: Jupiter-Neptune (Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces), and Saturn-Uranus (Uranus in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn). Jupiter-Neptune is an uplifting, visionary, artistic aspect, though Jupiter is beginning to pull away, dissipating this energy by the end of the week.

We still have the two trines of Jupiter and Neptune, and Saturn and Uranus, enabling new developments to be formed and built. The Sun forms a trine with Pluto, giving us the power to transform. An arc of sextiles: Neptune in Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn, Jupiter in Scorpio, and the Sun in Virgo, give opportunities. Be ready to seize them!

Yet another aspect now is Black Moon Lilith conjunct Mars. Astrolgoer Kelly Hunter wrote:

“ Black Moon Lilith joins bright red Mars on the Aquarian South Node, heightening the electricity in the air and opening uncharted mental space. It is especially important to keep an open mind about what is going on. Judgment limits our perception and is likely to evoke pushback effects. No fooling around with Lilith. Much of what we can call the global “reality show” was triggered by the total solar eclipse last August. If we can manage to take a deep breath, step back, watch and consider what is going on (personally and globally) without emotional reactivity, we can gain a different perspective and let the fresh winds blow through without too much storm damage. Hurricane season is upon us. These times are world-changing on so many levels.”

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Sunday sports a New Moon in Virgo, a powerful message to get your life in order. Neptune’s opposition to the New Moon expands your vision, if you allow your imagination to soar. Pluto’s trine to the New Moon in Virgo gives power to accomplish many things on your project list. Venus shifts into Scorpio tropically until October 9; passion is stirred for love and money during this next month.

Relationships are the focus of the Libra Moon on Monday, yet interpersonal relations may be testy, as the Moon-conjunct-Ceres forms a tense T-square to Chiron and Saturn. Mars shifts into Aquarius tropically, and continues in a challenging square to Venus and Uranus. Balance and satisfaction will likely be difficult to attain. Go with the flow, meet the challenges, and be kind and compassionate.

On Tuesday the powerful Virgo Sun makes a benefic trine to Pluto and a benefic sextile to Jupiter. These aspects give confidence and courage and tremendous energy for accomplishment—and even perhaps some good luck. However, the Libra Moon squares Pluto, shaking the ground and creating disharmony. We may feel testy, irritable, and volatile, though the Libra Moon will help us stay kind and work toward resolution.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the Moon dives deep into the emotional waters of Scorpio. Wednesday is chock full of planetary aspects, both benefic and challenging, which will make for an eventful day. Pluto is exactly sextile Jupiter which could bode well for building and boosting financial matters, or boosting any new and challenging endeavor. The Scorpio Moon conjuncts Venus, and these conjunct planets make an exact opposition to Uranus, bringing up issues having to do with love and money. This tense opposition is amplified by its square to Mars and the South Node. Although the day is tense, at the same time it is ripe with possibility, creativity, and surprise. Be active, engaged, and open, and see what this day brings.

A Jupiter-Moon conjunction on Thursday should contribute to a positive day. Mercury opposes Neptune, so no matter what happens, we may not see it clearly. This is not a day for making significant decisions. Stay positive and visionary.

Friday the Moon is void of course all day. This is not a good day for meetings, connections, or decisions. Stick to routine, insignificant tasks until the Moon enters sunny Sagittarius at 5:45 p.m. PDT, when energy shifts dramatically, and our spirits soar. Friday evening’s planetary energy is good for a social get-together, a welcome relief to the intense past few days.

The Sagittarius Moon continues to color the weekend with sunshine and optimism., making it a great day for a hike or bike ride. A Mercury-Pluto trine gives an interest in investigation, digging deeply into problems, and figuring out resolutions. Settle into a fun, lazy, social evening.

We are full of expansive ideas on this sunny Sunday. Make the most of this buoyant day. Expand your mind by reading something new that carries your into another world, geographically, or philosophically. Get prepared for the week ahead in the afternoon, as the Moon goes void of course at 4:15 p.m. PDT, and it will be more difficult to make definitive decisions after this time. Relax in the evening and do something fun. Board games with the family? The energy shifts on Monday, and the week ahead will be demanding.

Step into a strong work day Monday, with the Moon conjunct Saturn in hard-working, driven earth sign Capricorn. The Moon-Saturn conjunction makes a benefic trine to Uranus; we could expect something surprising, electric, and unique in our work. In the evening the Moon forms a benefic trine to Pallas Athena, highlighting independence and the arts.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: New Moon in Virgo. Power through your task list. Venus into Scorpio.

Monday: Relationships are the focus, but they may be testy. Seek balance and be kind.

Tuesday: Courage and confidence give energy for accomplishment, yet energy is testy and volatile.

Wednesday: Tense day, yet ripe with possibility, creativity, and surprise.

Thursday: Positive day, though we may not see clearly. Not a day for decisions.

Friday: Moon VoC all day until 5:45 p.m. PDT. Attend to routine, insignificant tasks. After 5:45 p.m. PDT make it a fun social evening.

Saturday: In the light of sunshine and optimism, go for a hike.

Sunday: Buoyant day for expanding your mind.

Monday: Demanding work day, with an element of surprise.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, September 10: 8:12 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, September 11 at 3:57 p.m. through Wednesday, September 12 at 11:15 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, September 14: 1:54 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, September 16 at 4:15 p.m. through Monday, September 17 at 4:07 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, September 26 at 3:26 a.m. through Thursday, September 27 at 0:16 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, September 28 at 3:36 p.m. through Saturday, September 29 at 6;26 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 30 at 8:38 a.m. through Monday, October 1 at 11:00 a/m/ (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, October 3: 1:33 a.m. – 2:12 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Friday, October 5: 4:34 a.m. – 4:19 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, October 7: 7:03 a.m. – 6:10 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, October 9: 1:50 a.m. – 9:09 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, October 11 at 4:12 p.m. through Friday, October 12 at 2:53 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, October 13 at 5:58 p.m. through Sunday, October 14 at 12:17 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, September 10: 16:12 – 16:20 (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, September 12: 0:57 – 19:15 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, September 14 at 9:54 through Saturday, September 15 at 1:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, September 17: 0:15 – 12:07 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, September 26 at 11:26 through Thursday, September 27 at 8:16 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, September 28 at 23:36 through Saturday, September 29 at 14:26 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 30 at 16:38 through Monday, October 1 at 19:00 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, October 3: 9:33 – 22:12 (Moon into Leo)

Friday, October 5 at 12:34 through Saturday, October 6 at 0:19 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, October 7 at 15:03 through 2:10 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, October 9 at 9:50 through Wednesday, October 10 at 5:09 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, October 12: 0:12 – 18:53 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, October 14: 1:58 – 20:17 (Moon into Capricorn)

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In the Stars September 2-9, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon in Virgo September 9

The Sun is in practical, hard-working earth sign Virgo through September 22. Virgo symbolizes order, efficiency, accomplishment, health, and self-improvement. At summer’s end, we are back to school and work. Saturn moves out of its retrograde motion into direct motion on Thursday. We can then move forward with our work projects and demands.

Again this week the two beneficial trine aspects that have been noted the last two weeks are still with us, coloring our world with good energy and possibilities: Jupiter-Neptune (Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces), and Saturn-Uranus (Uranus in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn). Jupiter-Neptune is an uplifting, visionary, artistic aspect, though Jupiter is beginning to pull away, dissipating this energy by the end of the week.

Saturn-Uranus is a combination that can enable us to discover and innovate, and apply practicality and grit to manifest brilliant, breakthrough ideas. Combined with the Sun in Virgo, Mercury in Virgo beginning Wednesday, and the Moon in Virgo on Saturday and Sunday, along with four other planets in earth signs (Uranus in Taurus, and Saturn, Pluto, and Mars in Capricorn), there is tremendous practical energy for putting your life in order, and getting a lot accomplished. Saturn turns direct on Thursday, enabling us to move forward with our work plans. Get to work manifesting your visionary, brilliant ideas.

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Sunday and Monday, Labor Day, are social days with the Moon in friendly, curious Gemini. Mutable air sign Gemini symbolizes connection, communication, and community. Attend to correspondence and phone calls. Connect with a sibling. Set aside some time for reading, and learn something new.

On Monday Jupiter and Saturn, the planets of expansion and contraction make their final semi-square. producing tension between these opposing forces that highlight stability and deep transformation. Benefic aspects on Monday involving the Moon, Venus, and Mercury ease the tension of the Jupiter-Saturn aspect, and help us envision the future that we want to create.

The focus on Tuesday and Wednesday is on home, family, and comfort, against the backdrop of a Cancer Moon. Tuesday Saturn opposes the Cancer Moon, focusing us on our responsibilities. A Moon-Uranus sextile will loosen tension, and may result in some surprises.

Emotions are heightened on Wednesday as the Cancer Moon forms a water Grand Trine with Jupiter and Neptune. This aspect enhances creativity and imagination. The potentials and the pitfalls are magnified by a Moon-Pluto opposition. Mercury moves into Virgo for two weeks, where it is exalted, or highest functioning. Joining the Sun in Virgo, and forming a Grand Earth Trine with Saturn and Uranus, our thinking and decision-making is sound, and we can take practical steps to move our goals and projects forward.

Saturn turns stationary direct on Thursday, after being retrograde since April 18. Now we can move our work and projects forward with the help of Saturn in direct motion. When a planet is stationary, turning direction, its symbolism is magnified. Thus, expect this to be a serious day with strong work demands. The Leo Moon opposes Mars in the early morning. just as Saturn is turning direct. You may wake up cranky, so plan to head to the gym, or take an early morning walk to ward off the grumpies. The Moon in Leo reminds us that all work and no play is not allowed.

Friday is a more buoyant and creative day. Mercury forms a benefic Grand Trine with Saturn and Uranus, evoking brilliant ideas, and grounding them in reality. A Sun-Neptune opposition encourages us to use our imagination and reach for the stars. The day is full of creative potential and surprising thoughts. Problems can be solved. Let your enthusiasm, far-out ideas, and brilliance soar. Though the Moon is dark, and you may not feel like dancing in the light of the Moon, you could still make it a fun and sparkling Friday evening, as the rest of the weekend is framed for work.

Saturday and Sunday are efficient, industrious days for putting your life in order, blessed by a Virgo Moon. Saturday’s Virgo Moon, conjunct Pallas Athena, forms a benefic Grand Trine with Saturn and Uranus. Not only can you get a lot tasks and projects completed, but you may be able to creatively solve some problems, or find new and surprising ways to get things done. Stay open and flexible. Since the Moon is dark just before Sunday’s New Moon, you may feel like staying at home, and keeping your nose to the grindstone.

Sunday sports a New Moon in Virgo, in itself a powerful message to get your life in order. Neptune’s opposition to the New Moon expands your vision if you allow your imagination to soar. Pluto’s trine to the New Moon in Virgo gives power to accomplish many things on your project list. Venus shifts into Scorpio tropically until October 9; passion is stirred for love and money during this next month.

Relationships are the focus of the Libra Moon on Monday, yet interpersonal relations may be testy, as the Moon-conjunct-Ceres forms a tense T-square to Chiron and Saturn. Mars shifts into Aquarius tropically, and continues in a challenging square to Venus. Balance and satisfaction will likely be difficult to attain. Go with the flow, meet the challenges, and be kind and compassionate.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Connect, correspond, and communicate.

Monday: Connect with a sibling. Take time to read and learn something new.

Tuesday: Focus on responsibilities regarding home and family.

Wednesday: Creative, imaginative, emotionally volatile day.

Thursday: Saturn turns direct. Serious day with strong work demands, but the Leo Moon commands at least a little fun.

Friday: Buoyant, imaginative, creative day. Problems can be surprisingly solved.

Saturday: Efficient, industrious work day. Dark Moon, so take some solitude.

Sunday: New Moon in Virgo. Power through your task list. Venus into Scorpio.

Monday: Relationships are the focus, but they may be testy. Seek balance and be kind.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (August 6-September 9)

  1. Set a beautiful table.
  2. Spruce up your wardrobe. Let go of any clothing that you don’t like or that does not enhance your beauty.
  3. If you have a mate or partner, make special dates for quality time together.
  4. If you don’t have a mate or partner, amp up your social life with close friends.
  5. Venus in Libra wants to relate, so share your sparkle and enthusiasm with everyone you meet.
  6. Be kind and gracious.
  7. Mediate or negotiate your differences if you have something that is discordant in your life.
  8. Accept social invitations.
  9. Host a party yourself, and beautify your home for the occasion.
  10. Bring your life into better balance.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Saturday, September 1 at 10:56 p.m. through Sunday, September 2 at 1:02 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Monday, September 3 at 11:37 p.m. through Tuesday, September 4 at 5:04 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 5:43 a.m.-6:54 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 6:31 a.m. – 7:29 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, September 10: 8:12 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, September 11 at 3:57 p.m. through Wednesday, September 12 at 11:15 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, September 14: 1:54 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, September 16 at 4:15 p.m. through Monday, September 17 at 4:07 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, September 26 at 3:26 a.m. through Thursday, September 27 at 0:16 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, September 28 at 3:36 p.m. through Saturday, September 29 at 6;26 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 30 at 8:38 a.m. through Monday, October 1 at 11:00 a/m/ (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, October 3: 1:33 a.m. – 2:12 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Friday, October 5: 4:34 a.m. – 4:19 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, October 7: 7:03 a.m. – 6:10 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, September 2: 6:56 – 9:02 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, September 4: 7:37 – 13:04 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 13:43 – 14:54 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 14:31 – 15:29 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, September 10: 16:12 – 16:20 (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, September 12: 0:57 – 19:15 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, September 14 at 9:54 through Saturday, September 15 at 1:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, September 17: 0:15 – 12:07 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, September 26 at 11:26 through Thursday, September 27 at 8:16 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, September 28 at 23:36 through Saturday, September 29 at 14:26 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 30 at 16:38 through Monday, October 1 at 19:00 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, October 3: 9:33 – 22:12 (Moon into Leo)

Friday, October 5 at 12:34 through Saturday, October 6 at 0:19 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, October 7 at 15:03 through 2:10 (Moon into Libra)

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In the Stars August 26-September 2, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

The Sun has moved into practical, hard-working earth sign Virgo for a stay through September 22. Virgo symbolizes order, efficiency, accomplishment, health, and self-improvement. At summer’s end, we are back to school and work. Mercury has just turned direct, and communication continues to improve, though Mercury is still in its shadow until September 2.

Again this week the two beneficial trine aspects that were noted last week are still with us, coloring our world with good energy and possibilities: Jupiter-Neptune (Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces), and Saturn-Uranus (Uranus in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn). Jupiter-Neptune is an uplifting, visionary, artistic aspect. Saturn-Uranus is a combination that can enable us to discover and innovate, and apply practicality and grit to manifest brilliant, breakthrough ideas. The days’ energies listed below all play out against the backdrop of these two magnificent trines. Get to work on manifesting your visionary, brilliant ideas.

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The Full Moon in Pisces lights the sky on Sunday. The Pisces Moon makes benefic sextiles to Uranus and Saturn, infusing the Grand Earth Trine with even more benefic energy. This is a glorious day with great promise. Imagine, be inspired, and create!

Mars turns stationary direct on Monday, after having been in retrograde motion for two months. Our energy is now in forward motion. Expansive planetary energies combine in benefic aspects to color this day with vision and beauty. Get your glow on, and get moving.

We may feel drawn to extra sleep and to lingering in dreamland on Tuesday morning while the Moon is void of course at the end of Pisces. Then, when the Moon pops into Aries at 9:35 a.m. we are ready to roll. We may be discover new ways of thinking. We may have to slow down and meet a few challenging demands.

Wednesday, August 29th is my birthday! The Aries Moon shines its vigorous, energetic light on my Ascendant, a perfect day for a hike in Yellowstone National Park, where I will be. For all of us, the Aries Moon is enthusiastic and action-oriented, though the day could be emotionally volatile. Lean in and challenge yourself mentally and physically.

Most of Thursday is infused with the warmth and vigor of the Aries Moon forming a grand trine with Vesta, goddess of the hearth, and Pallas Athena, goddess of the arts and strategy. As the afternoon wears on, pull back and be cautious, as the Moon forms an edgy, rambunctious square to Mars, marking a short Moon void of course period, lasting from 4:04 p.m. to 6:36 p.m. PDT. Then the Moon moves into grounded earth sign Taurus, highlighting all things sensual. Expect the unexpected in the evening, as Uranus conjuncts the Moon; this aspect may shake things up. With Mars, Moon, and Uranus in a tight square, be cautious and go slow, as this combo is prone to recklessness and accidents.

Friday and Saturday the Moon is in fixed earth Taurus, highlighting all things sensual. With the Moon in the practical, grounded earth sign Taurus, and the Sun is in industrious, efficient earth sign Virgo, these two days are framed for accomplishment. As the weekend gets going, use these two days to tackle projects and put your life in order. This entire month with the Sun in Virgo (August 22-September 22), we have planetary strength to get organized,  and to get back to a good health regimen. Friday sparkles with a Moon-Neptune sextile that gives inspiration.

The month of September begins Saturday with additional pushes from benefic lunar trines to powerful Mars and Pluto. Don’t waste this weekend day on recreation. Saturday is a day to set solid, practical goals and to plan to meet or exceed them. Give your life the works!

Sunday and Monday, Labor Day, are social days with the Moon in friendly, curious Gemini. Mutable air sign Gemini symbolizes connection, communication, and community. Attend to correspondence and phone calls. Connect with a sibling. Set aside some time for reading, and learn something new.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Glorious, creative day with great promise.

Monday: Mars turns direct. Visionary, beautiful day to move things forward.

Tuesday: After a lingering, slow start, pop into action and make things happen.

Wednesday: Vigorous, energetic, emotionally volatile day.

Thursday: Grand earth trine supports work and responsibility, with ease. Expect the unexpected and go slowly and carefully.

Friday: Tackle big work projects; set goals high.

Saturday: Another powerful work day. Meet or exceed your goals.

Sunday: Connect, correspond, and communicate.

Monday: Connect with a sibling. Take time to read and learn something new.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (August 6-September 9)

  1. Set a beautiful table.
  2. Spruce up your wardrobe. Let go of any clothing that you don’t like or that does not enhance your beauty.
  3. If you have a mate or partner, make special dates for quality time together.
  4. If you don’t have a mate or partner, amp up your social life with close friends.
  5. Venus in Libra wants to relate, so share your sparkle and enthusiasm with everyone you meet.
  6. Be kind and gracious.
  7. Mediate or negotiate your differences if you have something that is discordant in your life.
  8. Accept social invitations.
  9. Host a party yourself, and beautify your home for the occasion.
  10. Bring your life into better balance.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Tuesday, August 28: 6:54 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 30: 4:04 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, September 1 at 10:56 p.m. through Sunday, September 2 at 1:02 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Monday, September 3 at 11:37 p.m. through Tuesday, September 4 at 5:04 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 5:43 a.m.-6:54 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 6:31 a.m. – 7:29 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, September 10: 8:12 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, September 11 at 3:57 p.m. through Wednesday, September 12 at 11:15 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, September 14: 1:54 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, September 16 at 4:15 p.m. through Monday, September 17 at 4:07 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, September 26 at 3:26 a.m. through Thursday, September 27 at 0:16 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, September 28 at 3:36 p.m. through Saturday, September 29 at 6;26 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 30 at 8:38 a.m. through Monday, October 1 at 11:00 a/m/ (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Saturday, August 25 at 5:39 through Sunday, August 26 at 6:32 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 14:54 – 17:35 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 30: 0:04 – 2:30 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, September 2: 6:56 – 9:02 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, September 4: 7:37 – 13:04 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 13:43 – 14:54 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 14:31 – 15:29 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, September 10: 16:12 – 16:20 (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, September 12: 0:57 – 19:15 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, September 14 at 9:54 through Saturday, September 15 at 1:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, September 17: 0:15 – 12:07 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, September 26 at 11:26 through Thursday, September 27 at 8:16 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, September 28 at 23:36 through Saturday, September 29 at 14:26 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, September 30 at 16:38 through Monday, October 1 at 19:00 (Moon into Cancer)

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In the Stars August 19-26, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

This week holds two beneficial trine aspects that color our world with good energy and possibilities: Jupiter-Neptune (Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces), exact on Sunday, August 19, and Saturn-Uranus (Saturn in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus). Jupiter-Neptune is an uplifting, visionary, artistic aspect that can lift our spirits. Saturn-Uranus is a combination that can discover and innovate, and apply practical structure and grit to manifest brilliant, breakthrough ideas.

The Sun is in playful Leo for a few more days, and then shifts to practical, hard-working earth sign Virgo on August 22. After summer fun and leisure, it’s back to school and back to work. Mercury has just turned direct. Communication will start to clear, though Mercury is still in its shadow until September 2.

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Sunday’s big cosmic event is the exact trine of Jupiter and Neptune. This other-worldly, creative energy is amplified by benefic lunar aspects to Mercury and Venus. Think big and colorful, and imagine how you could realize some of your big dreams. The fiery Sagittarius Moon ignites a sense of adventure.

We are lucky to be gifted with another day warmed by the sunny Sagittarius Moon on Monday, which is in a flowing trine to the Sun in fixed fire Leo. Light the beginning of your work week with the glow of this warm, brilliant, luminous energy.

Tuesday and Wednesday are powerful work days when a lot can be accomplished. The Moon is in action-oriented cardinal earth Capricorn where it is industrious and goal-oriented. Tuesday this hard-working Moon forms an Earth Grand Trine with Uranus and Saturn. Tuesday is my daughter Sophia’s 29th birthday!

Wednesday the Sun ingresses into hard-working Virgo. The Capricorn Moon conjuncts powerful Pluto, and makes benefic sextiles to Neptune and Jupiter. If you have a goal or a project to be started, or moved forward, Tuesday and Wednesday are two excellent days to give your focused energy, attention, and muscle to the tasks.

Thursday is an edgy day, and may bring some irritations. A Moon-Mars conjunction begins a short void of course Moon period Thursday morning from 7:19 a.m. to 9:56 a.m. It may be hard to get focused, so allow yourself to follow your energy where it wants to go until the Moon moves into Aquarius at 9:56 a.m. A Moon-Uranus square in the afternoon may take us off course, or present some surprises. The Moon conjuncts the South Node later, adding the third edgy alignment to the day; however, with the Moon in air sign Aquarius, we may be able to detach from the entanglements. Go slowly and carefully on Thursday, think outside of the box, and temper frustrations that may come your way.

The Virgo Sun loves to create order out of chaos. The Aquarius Moon loves to create chaos out of order. Thus, the day’s energies are mixed with tendencies toward order and chaos. By evening the Moon is forming a sweet trine to Venus. Make it a social evening with friends.

Saturday the Moon is void of course all day in Aquarius. This is not a definitive day for shopping or decision making. However, the Virgo Sun forms a Grand Earth trine with Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. This would be a good day to make great strides with a project, or to put your finances in order and consider how you can create more wealth.

The Full Moon in Pisces lights the sky on Sunday. The Pisces Moon makes benefic sextiles to Uranus and Saturn, infusing the Grand Earth Trine with even more benefic energy. This is yet another glorious day with great promise. Imagine, be inspired, and create!

Mars turns stationary direct on Monday, after having been in retrograde motion for two months. Our energy is now in forward motion. Visionary, expansive planets combine in benefic aspects to color this day with vision and beauty. Be inspired, and position yourself in forward motion.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Imagine how you will realize your dreams.

Monday: Warm, sunny, glowing day.

Tuesday: Powerful work day.

Wednesday: Apply, focus, attention,  and muscle to get a lot accomplished.

Thursday: Edgy day. Think outside the box and temper frustrations.

Friday: Themes of order and chaos combine in a mixed day. Meet friends for a social evening.

Saturday: Moon VoC all day. Sun forms grand earth trine;  a lot can be accomplished.

Sunday: Glorious, creative day with great promise.

Monday: Mars turns direct. Visionary, beautiful day to move things forward.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (August 6-September 9)

  1. Set a beautiful table.
  2. Spruce up your wardrobe. Let go of any clothing that you don’t like or that does not enhance your beauty.
  3. If you have a mate or partner, make special dates for quality time together.
  4. If you don’t have a mate or partner, amp up your social life with close friends.
  5. Venus in Libra wants to relate, so share your sparkle and enthusiasm with everyone you meet.
  6. Be kind and gracious.
  7. Mediate or negotiate your differences if you have something that is discordant in your life.
  8. Accept social invitations.
  9. Host a party yourself, and beautify your home for the occasion.
  10. Bring your life into better balance.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, August 20: 4:47 p.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 7:19 a.m. – 9:56 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 24 at 9:39 p.m. through Saturday, August 25 at 10:32 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 6:54 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 30: 4:04 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, September 1 at 10:56 p.m. through Sunday, September 2 at 1:02 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Monday, September 3 at 11:37 p.m. through Tuesday, September 4 at 5:04 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 5:43 a.m.-6:54 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 6:31 a.m. – 7:29 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, September 10: 8:12 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, September 11 at 3:57 p.m. through Wednesday, September 12 at 11:15 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, September 14: 1:54 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, September 16 at 4:15 p.m. through Monday, September 17 at 4:07 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Tuesday, August 21: 0:47 – 4:59 (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 15:19 – 17:56 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, August 25 at 5:39 through Sunday, August 26 at 6:32 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 14:54 – 17:35 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 30: 0:04 – 2:30 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, September 2: 6:56 – 9:02 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, September 4: 7:37 – 13:04 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 13:43 – 14:54 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 14:31 – 15:29 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, September 10: 16:12 – 16:20 (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, September 12: 0:57 – 19:15 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, September 14 at 9:54 through Saturday, September 15 at 1:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, September 17: 0:15 – 12:07 (Moon into Capricorn)

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In the Stars August 12-19, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

This week’s highlight is the perfecting Jupiter-Neptune trine (Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces), exact on Sunday, August 19. This is an uplifting, visionary, artistic aspect that can lift our spirits. This is the last week that the Sun is in playful Leo. Family vacations are almost over, and we are preparing for a new school year that will correspond with the Sun moving into Virgo tropically on August 22.

Mercury is still retrograde until Saturday, August 18. This period is a time to reflect, review, reconsider, revise—and reboot. It is also a time when things break down and need repair. Communication is prone to confusion. So, check plans and arrangements twice, and be patient with mix-ups.

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Retrograde Mars crosses back into Capricorn on Sunday where it is exalted, grounded, and strong. The Virgo Moon makes benefic aspects to Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Neptune. Not a leisurely Sunday, rather this is a day to get moving and get your life in order. The wind is at your back for a productive day. Harness this energy and produce results!

Monday is a clear and productive work day with the Moon continuing to shine in efficient and effective Virgo. Get organized, and tackle your lingering “to do” list. You can make a lot of headway with the Moon in benefic trine aspect to determined planets Pluto and Mars. It is easy to power through your task list.

The Moon is in Libra Tuesday and Wednesday, aligning with Libra’s ruler, Venus, to sweeten the day with graciousness and beauty. Tuesday is nice and easy. The alignments support sorting out relationship issues cooperatively and tactfully.

Wednesday’s planetary alignments are more caustic, perhaps presenting some challenging interpersonal situations. Yet, these edgy aspects push us toward action, and promote creative expression.

An early morning Moon-Uranus opposition Thursday may take us out of our usual routine and present something unexpected. Emotions run strong on Thursday and Friday, fueled by a Scorpio Moon. Thursday, Jueves, Jupiter’s Day, generally is one of the fortunate, positive days of the week. The planets align to deal honestly with relationship issues (Juno trine Pluto).

Friday is buoyed by an early morning conjunction of the Moon with Jupiter, quickly followed by the Moon’s benefic trine to Neptune. The Moon ignites this powerful, positive, visionary, creative Jupiter-Neptune trine that perfects on Sunday. Friday, Viernes, is Venus’ day. Allow yourself to be inspired through meditation, a walk in nature, dance, or by some music you love. Then, express that inspiration in your work, with people you meet, and with a creative offering.

Bounce out of bed early and seize this sunny Saturday, colored by a Sagittarius Moon. Answer the call to adventure. Mercury turns direct; communication will begin to clear and improve over the next few days.

Sunday’s big cosmic event is the exact trine of Jupiter and Neptune. This other-worldly, creative energy is amplified by benefic lunar aspects to Mercury and Venus. Think big and colorful, and imagine how you could realize some of your big dreams.

We are lucky to be gifted with a third day warmed by the sunny Sagittarius Moon on Monday, which is in a flowing trine to the Sun in fixed fire Leo. Color the beginning of your work week with the glow of this warm, brilliant, luminous energy.

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Last week I reported that I was meeting a friend for dinner Tuesday when the Moon was void of course, along with Mercury being retrograde. Normally I don’t make appointments when the Moon is void. My friend, Pat, is a reader of this column, so we both knew the diffuse energy of the evening. Pat called me at 4:30 to say that she had the time confused and had arrived more than an hour early. I then missed my ferry connection by less than a minute, and had to wait for the next ferry. Pat had wandered off to do some shopping while waiting for me, taking advantage of arriving early, and then time got away from her while shopping. We then did meet up for dinner together, and had a delightful evening. Knowing the planetary alignments might not foster a firm and timely connection allowed us both to ease into the flow of missteps in the evening’s plans, and afforded us a wonderful evening in spite of the wobbly start.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Saturday: Solar Eclipse in Leo conjunct Mercury and Pallas Athena. Set intentions for more play and creativity in your life.

Sunday: Get to work and put your life in order.

Monday: Efficiency and productivity come easy; seize the day to get a lot accomplished.

Tuesday: The day is blessed with ease and grace.

Wednesday: Interpersonal matters may need to be addressed. Edgy energy that provokes action.

Thursday: Emotions run deep with an unexpected start to the day.

Friday: Be inspired, and share your inspiration with others.

Saturday: Answer the call to adventure.

Sunday: Jupiter trine Neptune is the big cosmic event. Imagine how you will realize your dreams.

Monday: Warm, sunny, glowing day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (August 6-September 9)

  1. Set a beautiful table.
  2. Spruce up your wardrobe. Let go of any clothing that you don’t like or that does not enhance your beauty.
  3. If you have a mate or partner, make special dates for quality time together.
  4. If you don’t have a mate or partner, amp up your social life with close friends.
  5. Venus in Libra wants to relate, so share your sparkle and enthusiasm with everyone you meet.
  6. Be kind and gracious.
  7. Mediate or negotiate your differences if you have something that is discordant in your life.
  8. Accept social invitations.
  9. Host a party yourself, and beautify your home for the occasion.
  10. Bring your life into better balance.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, August 13: 9: 37 p.m.-9:57 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 16: 0:56 a.m. – 1:54 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 8:07 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, August 20: 4:47 p.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 7:19 a.m. – 9:56 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 24 at 9:39 p.m. through Saturday, August 25 at 10:32 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 6:54 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 30: 4:04 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, September 1 at 10:56 p.m. through Sunday, September 2 at 1:02 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Monday, September 3 at 11:37 p.m. through Tuesday, September 4 at 5:04 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 5:43 a.m.-6:54 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 6:31 a.m. – 7:29 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

GMT:

Saturday, August 11 at 10:58 through Sunday, August 12 at 4:59 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, August 13: 17: 37 – 17:57 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 16: 8:56 – 9:54 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 16:07 – 17:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, August 21: 0:47 – 4:59 (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 15:19 – 17:56 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, August 25 at 5:39 through Sunday, August 26 at 6:32 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 14:54 – 17:35 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 30: 0:04 – 2:30 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, September 2: 6:56 – 9:02 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, September 4: 7:37 – 13:04 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 13:43 – 14:54 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 14:31 – 15:29 (Moon into Virgo)

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In the Stars August 5-12, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

The day after the recent Total Lunar Eclipse, this was the headlining post in The Quartz Daily Brief (qz.com) on Saturday, July 28th:

The world is suffering from extreme weather. Heatwaves have killed 50 in Canada and 80 in Japan, caused drought in Germany and Scandinavia, set record temperatures in Algeria, Morocco, and Oman, and left the UK looking brown from space. The heat has spurred wildfires that have claimed at least 80 lives in Greece, melted electrical wires in California, and forced Sweden to call for international help. This is not normal. (qz.com)

These examples of extreme weather are not surprising, given the extremely hot, combust energy of the current eclipse storm of two solar and one lunar eclipse, and the fiery, combust planetary alignments with them.

This was the headlining post in The Quartz Daily Brief (qz.com) on Saturday, July 28th, the day after the total lunar eclipse:

The world is suffering from extreme weather. Heatwaves have killed 50 in Canada and 80 in Japan, caused drought in Germany and Scandinavia, set record temperatures in Algeria, Morocco, and Oman, and left the UK looking brown from space. The heat has spurred wildfires that have claimed at least 80 lives in Greece, melted electrical wires in California, and forced Sweden to call for international help. This is not normal. (qz.com)

These examples of extreme weather are not surprising, given the extremely hot, combust energy of the recent total lunar eclipse. Retrograde out-of-bounds Mars was conjunct the South Node in Aquarius of the lunar eclipse, and the Sun was conjunct the North Node in Leo. There are now 19 wildfires in California! Events resulting from eclipses may occur up to three months before or after the actual eclipse. Ahead of us this next week is the third of the three eclipses, another solar eclipse on Saturday, August 11.

The Sun is now in Leo, the fixed fire sign that symbolizes children, recreation, and all things creative. The next three weeks call us to family vacations and play. If you have been thinking about expressing your artistic self, take some time out from your work routine, light your creative spark, and express yourself with music, dance, or a visual art project.

Mercury is still retrograde until August 18. This period is a time to reflect, review, reconsider, and revise. It is also a time when things break down and need repair. Communication is prone to confusion. So, check plans and arrangements twice, and be patient with mix-ups.

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Sunday offers a generative day, sporting a Grand Earth Trine (Moon in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn, and Venus in Virgo). We can attend to practical matters with ease and grace, and get a lot accomplished. The Moon shifts into the chatty, mutable air sign Gemini at 6:32 p.m. After a solid, nourishing, productive day, make it a social evening. Catch up on the news, and read a good book before you turn out the lights.

On Monday Venus moves into Libra for the next month until September 8. Relationships are highlighted, and love is in the air. (See 10 Things to Do with Venus in Libra at the end of this post.) With the Moon in curious Gemini, the Sun in creative Leo, and Venus in connecting Libra, the day is social—perfect energy for the meeting of one of my social groups of women friends. You will want to connect with others, and do something fun and stimulating.

Tuesday the Moon is void of course all day and evening until 9:01 p.m. PDT. Uranus turns retrograde and joins five other planets in retrograde: Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto, making six planets in retrograde motion. This is a lot of retrograde, inward energy for re-thinking and re-working plans and ideas. This is not a time for clear outer expression and moving things forward. When planets are stationary, and turning direction, their symbolic energy is amplified. Thus, the day may be full of unexpected twists and turns, and perhaps a breakthrough. Mercury will be the first of the retrograde planets to go direct on August 19, so for the next two weeks we are definitely in a re-thinking, re-working, re-vising mode. Venus trines Mars, making for a positive exchange of ideas, especially of the masculine/feminine. I am meeting a friend for dinner that evening, and I’ll have to remind her that when we are trying to meet with a void Moon, as well as Mercury retrograde, we may have to contend with traffic delays or unusual circumstances that make it difficult to meet at the appointed time. The planetary energy does not support easy meetings, so when you do something in spite of the energy you have to be more mindful, and open to things not working as crisply and clearly as usual.

Against the backdrop of an emotional, familial Cancer Moon, Wednesday is a productive, demanding, expansive day. The Cancer Moon forms a Grand Water Trine with Jupiter and Neptune in the evening, which may soften rough edges. It is an active day, full of potential, and the vision of life’s best offerings.

You will be challenged on Thursday by the day’s difficult aspects, starting with Pluto’s opposition to the Moon in the morning, an edgy Venus-Saturn square, and a Moon-Mars opposition. Don’t be surprised if you meet a few tests and challenges. One bright aspect is Mercury conjunct Pallas Athena, so let’s focus on the creativity and artistry of that alignment to handle the rest of the day’s frustrating energy. Shine your light on some of the best expressions of the Cancer Moon: nurturing, cooking, and gardening. The Moon is dark, so we want to draw inward, especially with the looming Solar Eclipse. Settle into your nest for the evening.

The Leo Moon conjuncts the North Node on Friday, just before it aligns with the Sun in the third and last eclipse of this series early Saturday morning. The day’s alignments are again testy, though not as strong as yesterday’s. You will likely feel overextended, and tempers may flare. Keep your day as simple and easy as possible.

Saturday’s early morning Solar Eclipse begins an 18-hour period when the Moon is void of course. This last eclipse of the year in sunny Leo invites us to bring more play and delight into our lives. Set new intentions wherever Leo is in your horoscope; if you don’t know, set some intentions around lightening up and embracing your creative self.

Retrograde Mars crosses back into Capricorn on Sunday where it is exalted, grounded, and strong. The Virgo Moon makes benefic aspects to Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Neptune. This is not a leisurely Sunday. This is a day to get moving and get your life in order. The wind is at your back for a productive day. Harness this energy and make it so!

Monday is a clear and productive work day with the Moon in efficient and effective Virgo. Get organized and tackle your lingering “to do” list. You can make a lot of headway with the Moon trine both determined planets Pluto and Mars. It is easy to power through your task list.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Grand Earth Trine supports a productive day to tend to practical matters.

Monday: Energetic, fun, social day.

Tuesday: Moon VoC all day and evening, and Uranus turns retrograde. Expect the unexpected, and focus your energy on insignificant, routine tasks.

Wednesday: Active day of mixed energy, but full of potential.

Thursday: Challenging planetary alignments combined with the dark Moon in Cancer. Draw inward and settle into your nest.

Friday: The Moon aligns with the North Node, just before tomorrow’s Solar Eclipse. Take it easy and enjoy a sweet and simple evening at home.

Saturday: Solar Eclipse in Leo conjunct Mercury and Pallas Athena. Set intentions for more play and creativity in your life.

Sunday: Get to work and put your life in order.

Monday: Efficiency and productivity come easy; seize the day to get a lot accoplished.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (August 6-September 9)

  1. Set a beautiful table.
  2. Spruce up your wardrobe. Let go of any clothing that you don’t like or that does not enhance your beauty.
  3. If you have a mate or partner, make special dates for quality time together.
  4. If you don’t have a mate or partner, amp up your social life with close friends.
  5. Venus in Libra wants to relate, so share your sparkle and enthusiasm with everyone you meet.
  6. Be kind and gracious.
  7. Mediate or negotiate your differences if you have something that is discordant in your life.
  8. Accept social invitations.
  9. Host a party yourself, and beautify your home for the occasion.
  10. Bring your life into better balance.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, August 5: 4:46 p.m.-6:32 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, August 7: 0: 55 a.m. – 9:01 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, August 9: 4:20 a.m. – 9:18 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, August 11: 2:58 a.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, August 13: 9: 37 p.m.-9:57 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 15: 0:56 a.m. – 1:54 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 8:07 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, August 20: 4:47 p.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 7:19 a.m. – 9:56 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 24 at 9:39 p.m. through Saturday, August 25 at 10:32 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 6:54 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 30: 4:04 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, September 1 at 10:56 p.m. through Sunday, September 2 at 1:02 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

GMT:

Monday, August 6: 0:46 – 2:32 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, August 7 at 8:55 through Wednesday, August 8 at 5:01 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, August 9 at 12:20 through Friday, August 10 at 1:18 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, August 11 at 10:58 through Sunday, August 12 at 4:59 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, August 13: 17: 37 – 17:57 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 15: 8:56 – 9:54 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 16:07 – 17:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, August 21: 0:47 – 4:59 (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 15:19 – 17:56 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, August 25 at 5:39 through Sunday, August 26 at 6:32 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 14:54 – 17:35 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 30: 0:04 – 2:30 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, September 2: 6;56 – 9:02 (Moon into Gemini)

 

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In the Stars July 29-August 5, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

This was the headlining post in The Quartz Daily Brief on Saturday, July 28th, the day after the total lunar eclipse:

The world is suffering from extreme weather. Heatwaves have killed 50 in Canada and 80 in Japan, caused drought in Germany and Scandinavia, set record temperatures in Algeria, Morocco, and Oman, and left the UK looking brown from space. The heat has spurred wildfires that have claimed at least 80 lives in Greece, melted electrical wires in California, and forced Sweden to call for international help. This is not normal. (qz.com)

These examples of extreme weather are not surprising, given the extremely hot, combust energy of Friday’s lunar eclipse, and the fact that events resulting from eclipses may occur up to three months before or after the actual eclipse. Retrograde out-of-bounds Mars was conjunct the South Node in Aquarius, and the Sun was conjunct the North Node in Leo.  Uranus continues to lurk close enough by square aspect to make us accident-prone, but it may also result in some amazing surprises.

The Sun is now in Leo, the fixed fire sign that symbolizes children, recreation, and all things creative. The next three weeks call us to family vacations and play. If you have been thinking about expressing your artistic self, now is the time to light your creative spark and get going.

Mercury is now retrograde until August 18. This period is a time to reflect, review, reconsider, and revise. It is also a time when things break down and need repair. Communication is prone to confusion. So, check plans and arrangements twice, and be patient with mix-ups.

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Sunday the Moon is void of course. Plans are not likely to come together, so you may as well sink into reading a good book, or puttering wherever your energy takes you. At 4:28 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into dreamy Pisces. Celebrate that you’ve made it through this turbulent week! Chill out and watch a movie. Take a relaxing hot bath, get to bed early, and catch some dreams.

Monday is a tranquil, optimistic day, welcome after the intensity of last week and the heated energies yet to come this week. Get your week off to a sweet, inspiring start. Note what turns up in your dreams as you sleep Monday night through Tuesday morning. Vision and inspiration abound through a Moon-Neptune conjunction. While we would prefer to take the day off on Tuesday, we can lean gently into our work, guided by a benefic Moon-Pluto sextile. The Moon’s opposition to Venus in Virgo makes us more critical than usual, so put that tendency to good use perfecting something in your own life rather than focusing it on others.

The Moon bursts into fiery Aries early Wednesday morning. Get up and get going! It’s a great day to hit the gym and build your muscles. Be ready to rumble and tumble with Wednesday’s rocky offerings. Mars exactly squares Uranus, a volatile combo. The Moon makes an edgy square to Saturn. Lean into the demands of your work. Some relief comes through the benefic trine of the Sun and Moon in fire signs Leo and Aries.

Thursday is another rocky, rumbling day. The Aries Moon makes an edgy square to Pluto, along with the heat of the Mars-Uranus square. Be cautious. Yet, your can use this powerful energy to dive into a big, demanding project and make great strides.

The Moon is void of course Friday morning, making it tough to get going. Ease up on expectations, and take it easy. It has been a heavy-duty week so far. At 12:51 p.m. the Moon moves into Taurus tropically, where it is exalted, or highest functioning. All things sensual are highlighted for the weekend ahead. The Taurus Moon conjuncts Uranus and trines Saturn, symbolizing that we that we can break through boundaries and limitations with concrete actions. Lean into the possibilities in your life, and expect the unexpected.

The Taurus Moon beckons a practical weekend—one for gardening, cooking, and sprucing up your home to make it more beautiful and restful. Our thinking is expanded and our aims are stretched by the Moon-Jupiter conjunction. The Moon has other mixed alignments, both challenging and benefic, making for an active day of mixed blessings.

Sunday offers another productive day, sporting a Grand Earth Trine (Moon in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn, and Venus in Virgo). We can attend to practical matters with ease and grace, and get a lot accomplished. The Moon shifts into the chatty, mutable air sign Gemini at 6:32 p.m. After a solid, nourishing day getting some things accomplished, make it a social evening. Catch up on the news, and read a good book before calling it a day.

On Monday Venus moves into Libra for the next month until September 8. Relationships are highlighted, and love is in the air. With the Moon in curious Gemini, the Sun in creative Leo, and Venus in connecting Libra, the day is social—perfect energy for the meeting of one of my social groups of women friends. You will want to connect with others, and do something fun and stimulating.

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Sunday: Enjoy an easy Sunday. Moon VoC all day until 4:28 p.m. Make it a movie night, and get to bed early.

Monday: Tranquil, optimistic, sweet day.

Tuesday: With vision and inspiration, lean gently into your work.

Wednesday: Get up and get going, and be ready to rumble with the day’s rocky energy.

Thursday: Another rocky day. Dive into a big work project and make strides.

Friday: Moon VoC until 12:51 p.m. PDT. Break through limitations and open to possibilities.

Saturday: Active day of mixed energy. Time to cook, garden, and beautify.

Sunday: Grand Earth Trine supports a productive day to tend to practical matters.

Monday: Energetic, fun, social day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Virgo (July 9-August 7)

1. Make your life shipshape.
2. Organize your work space.
3. Deep clean your home.
4. Take a self-improvement course.
5. Expand your work.
6. Do a 3-day cleanse.
7. Eat a pure diet during this time.
8. Amplify your health regime.
9. Read the book Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life by Brant Cortright, or another book on diet or health.
10. Attend to the details in your job that call for attention.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, July 29: 2:25 a.m. – 4:28 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, July 31 at 3:42 p.m. through Wednesday, August 1 at 3:54 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 2 at 7:52 p.m. through Friday, August 3 at 12:51 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, August 5: 4:46 p.m.-6:32 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, August 7: 0: 55 a.m. – 9:01 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, August 9: 4:20 a.m. – 9:18 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, August 11: 2:58 a.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, August 13: 9: 37 p.m.-9:57 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 15: 0:56 a.m. – 1:54 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 8:07 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, August 20: 4:47 p.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 7:19 a.m. – 9:56 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 24 at 9:39 p.m. through Saturday, August 25 at 10:32 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

GMT:

Sunday, July 29 at 10:25 through Monday, July 30 at 0:28 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, July 31 at 23:42 through Wednesday, August 1 at 11:54 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 3: 3:52 – 20:51  (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, August 6: 0:46 – 2:32 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, August 7 at 8:55 through Wednesday, August 8 at 5:01 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, August 9 at 12:20 through Friday, August 10 at 1:18 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, August 11 at 10:58 through Sunday, August 12 at 4:59 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, August 13: 17: 37 – 17:57 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 15: 8:56 – 9:54 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 16:07 – 17:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, August 21: 0:47 – 4:59 (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 15:19 – 17:56 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, August 25 at 5:39 through Sunday, August 26 at 6:32 (Moon into Pisces)

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